Good morning and Happy Friday! One day soon it will really be a ‘morning after’, but for now, we’re still talking general topics.
Here’s something that’s been on my mind, and I’m wondering what you all think…
Would Booth have really gone through with marrying Hannah –not so much because he really was in love with her — but more because he doesn’t believe he deserves what he really wants?
He’s the one who said “Sometimes we have to settle for second best”, and we did talk about that a couple of weeks ago. But I kind of wonder if that wasn’t one of Booth’s internal ‘realistic’ mantras. Yes, he’s the guy who was quick to assure Brennan that there was someone out there for everyone, that all the stuff we think won’t happen…it happens, and all of that…
I always assumed Booth wanted the ‘someone’ in Brennan’s life to be him, but also always assumed that he wouldn’t be that surprised if it didn’t work out. After all–wasn’t that the story of his life? We’ve talked about that before…he’s a good man who has had to do some bad things, but maybe he sees himself as a bad man who makes up for it by doing good things.
If it’s that mentality, then is Jared’s season four diagnosis of him correct–does he self-sabotage…ESPECIALLY if it means putting someone he loves ahead of himself and his own needs? I think we have several other examples of that in the series, and feel free to draw on those, but one thing I’ve just been wondering is if he would have loved & married Hannah because of that tendency to believe he only deserved (and had to settle for) second best.
Peace, Love & Bones,
PS…If you’re more inclined to want to delve into a little bit of spoiler action, can I once again recommend pal Allie’s Epic Flail blog? She’s asking the question “For the love of this baby, can we all forget the past? ”